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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Institute for Cellular Engineering

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Lawrence M. Schwartz
Professor, Biology
Scientifc Director, Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-2435
schwartz@bio.umass.edu
http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/faculty/schwartz.phtml


Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Programmed Cell Death

Programmed cell death is a fundamental component of development and homeostasis in virtually all organisms. Defects in the regulation of cell death serves as the basis of many human diseases, including auto-immunity, neurodegeneration and most cancers.

 

Research Interest

Potential Application

Engineering Muscle Stem Cells for Tissue Repair

Repair heart muscle with patient’s muscle stem cells

Apoptosis

Decreased rejection of engineered organs

 

 

 

 

University of Massachusetts
Institute for Cellular Engineering
686 North Pleasant Street
159 Goessmann Laboratory
Amherst, MA 01003